Amanda  Barnes

Amanda Barnes

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Warwick practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Mood disorders
  • Holistic health

Professional statement

Amanda Barnes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Warwick, RI who specializes in mindfulness, life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, relationships, and holistic therapy. She has expertise in working with women and men who are navigating major life transitions, including beginning or ending a relationship, divorce, fertility, postpartum depression, and/or becoming new parents. She sees children, parents, adults across the lifespan.

In Amanda’s work supporting people in abusive and unhealthy relationships, it has become further evident to her how much stress and toxic relationships affect a client’s physical health. Part of her approach is to help further the mind-body connection and relate the physical discomfort to the psychological stressors. She works to normalize their feelings and offers strategies to help in their day-to-day lives. Her goal is to empower her clients to make choices for themselves.

Amanda is there to support each of her clients as they embark down a new path. She is passionate about the work she does and wants to ensure her clients’ needs and goals are being met. Prior to being in private practice, she worked in various schools for nearly two decades. She received her MA and MEd from Columbia University Teachers College. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

We all have challenging times in life when it feels like the wheels have come off or are coming off. Talking with a therapist like me can help you keep your balance and stay grounded during the toughest of times. Having supportive people In your corner as you go through transitions and unexpected changes can be one the greatest gifts you can give to yourself.


Specialties

Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

Holistic health - A holistic approach to psychotherapy that takes into account the wholeness of the individual to tailor treatment approaches used


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $130
  • Initial session: $130 (50min)

Therapist's note

Amanda can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Warwick practice

3657 Post Road

Warwick, RI 02886

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - 2019
Colorado Academy, 2001 - 2006
New Hampton School, 2000 - 2001
Devinny Elementary School, 1998 - 2000
West Pines Hospital, 1997 - 1998

Columbia University Teachers College, MEd & MA, 1994
Northwestern University, BA, 1991


Languages

  • English

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